A Few Things You Should Know About Our Providers
Dr.Miniyar’s Pediatrics, P.C.is a group practice of 10 plus providers covering four locations and providing services until 7:00 pm and on Saturdays. We can provide this extensive access and availability to Pediatric care only because we are a team of competent providers. Each provider is board certified and has excellent, extensive training from highly reputable institutes. Our team of providers bring more than 100 years of combined experience to our patients!
Even though we have several providers, they all share the same passion, the same vision, and follow the same practice protocol. We are on the same page. We are driven by the same practice motto, which is ” We Listen… We Care”, and guided by the same principle of compassion and caring. Most of the time you can choose the specific provider you would like to see. Just specify whom you would like to see when you make an appointment or tell the nurse who is taking care of you.We will do our best to honor this request. But please know that not all of our providers are available at all times at the same location. Sometimes they maybe off for family vacation, sickness, or personal things. No matter who you see, please be confident that you are in good hands and will receive excellent care!!!
Dr. Judith Anderson, MD,FAAP
Judy Anderson, MD, FAAP, completed her MD at Tulane University School of Medicine ('86) in New Orleans, LA and went on to complete her Pediatric internship ('87) and residency ('89) at UCSD in San Diego, CA. She was Board Certified in Pediatrics in 1989. A Fellowship in Allergy/Immunology ('93) was completed at UCSD as well. Following training, Dr Anderson moved with husband first to the Bay Area of California. From there they moved to the back of Lookout Mountain. Her husband is Chief of Infectious Disease at Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga. Upon moving back south, Dr Anderson stepped out of practice to raise her 5 children. She is re-entering Pediatric Practice now that the children are nearly grown with a rich appreciation for what it takes to be the mother of children of all ages. When not in clinic Dr A. enjoys her family, husband, and farm.
Dr. Susan Brewer
My name is Dr. Susan Brewer. I have been working for Dr. Miniyar for a year and a half. I have been in practice for thirty plus years and have enjoyed every patient. I moved here, to GA, in hopes of retirement, and soon found out that wasn’t for me. Dr. Miniyar has gave me this opportunity to continue what I love doing, and to practice in Cedartown, GA. My coworkers are hard working and we have become a family, both professionally and personally.
Amy Jones, MMSc, PA-C
Amy is originally from Douglasville, Georgia. She is a two time graduate of Mercer University, where she obtained the degrees Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Master of Medical Science. She has been with Dr. Miniyar’s Pediatrics for over 10 years. While she is primarily in Rome, she frequently sees patients at all four locations. Her favorite thing about Dr. Miniyar’s Pediatrics is the team environment and the focus on being a medical home which is easily accessible to patients. She loves watching her patients grow and getting to know their families. Amy has a special interest in preventive medicine, including asthma care and well child exams. In her free time she enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her nieces and nephews.
Melissa York, FNP
I graduated from Dalton State with an Associates in Nursing in 2001 and from South University of Savannah in 2018 with a Master’s of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse practitioner and board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. The majority of my nursing career was served in Maternal-Infant nursing, pediatrics , and community health. I was also a lactation consult for 12 years during that time. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, I have spent the majority last 5 years between community health and pediatrics. I have lived in Rock Springs for the past 20 years with my beautiful family and look forward to caring for families of my surrounding community.
Wajiha Farooq, PA-C
Wajiha Farooq PA-C graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelors in Biology and graduated from Lipscomb University with a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS ’21). Wajiha grew up mainly in Rome, GA and always planned to give back to the community by working in the health care field. She loves working at Dr. Miniyar’s Pediatrics. She loves focusing her care towards kids especially on acute and well child care practices. When not working she loves to read, cook, watch movies and spend time with her family.
CODY Klette, PNP
Cody grew up in northern Ohio, studying biochemistry and psychology through college at Mount Union. He volunteered often with our local middle school which guided my decision to study pediatrics. He graduated from Vanderbilt School of Nursing in 2020, and began my career in nursing. I\He started working at Dr Miniyar's in 2022 and have enjoyed coordinating care for families in the community. He is most passionate about treating psychological conditioning and helping our youth manage and improve their mental health.
Laura Brown, FNP
I’ve been in healthcare since 2000. I have enjoyed serving the pediatric population exclusively since 2016 as a Family Nurse Practitioner. To be able to continue to serve at Dr Miniyar’s Pediatric’s is such a blessing. Since we are a Patient Centered Medical Home, we are able to provide a higher complexity of care. Encompassing management of chronic conditions, such as Asthma, ADHD, Healthy Living and the ability to provide indigent care. We are always taking in new patients and are looking forward to caring for your loved ones!
Katarina Williams, CPNP, RN, BSN
Katarina is a licensed pediatric nurse practitioner for Dr. Miniyar’s pediatrics. She obtained a bachelors of science in biology from Clemson University and went on to get a bachelors of science in nursing and a masters of science in nursing from Emory University. She loves to read and bake in her spare time. Katarina and her husband love traveling to new places and finding unique spots to explore. Her favorite part about working for Dr. Miniyar’s Pediatrics PC is that she gets to meet new people everyday. She loves getting to know her patients and their families. The staff at Dr. Miniyar’s is like family to her and she enjoys seeing everyone every day.
Heidi Trujillo, MSN, RN, NP-C
Heidi Trujillo, MSN, RN, NP-C, is a board certified Nurse Practitioner. From the time she was young, she knew she wanted to work in pediatric nursing, and in 2008 she moved to Tennessee to pursue this dream. She obtained her undergraduate nursing degrees (AS '11, BSN '13) as well as her Master's degree in nursing (MSN '16) from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN. She has worked as a nurse for several years in a variety of fields, and is excited to see the fulfillment of her dream in working as a Nurse Practitioner in pediatric primary care. In her free time, Heidi enjoys rock climbing, fishing with her husband, and baking cakes.
Elizabeth Wright, PA-C
Elizabeth Wright grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania. She attended Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA where she obtained both her Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Physician Assistant Science. One of her favorite things about Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics is the close knit relationships that the providers form not only with their patients but with each other. It really feels like one big family there. In her free time she likes to read and spend time with her cat, Beans. She is excited to get to know the area and community and grateful for this adventure in Rome."